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Along U.S. 50

April 5, 2012 Course Connections - MILE 2-3: The half marathon runs along one lane of U.S. 50 for a short time. The reconstruction of the highway in the 2000s caused part of the race course to be rerouted. more »»

Blennerhassett Island

April 5, 2012 Course Connections - MILE 2.2: As racers make their way towards U.. more »»

Bickel Estate

April 5, 2012 Course Connections - MILE 3.7: Racers travel nearly a mile down Marrtown Road before making a left turn onto Route 95. more »»

Rolling Hills

April 5, 2012 Course Connections - MILES 4-5: After turning off of Route 95 races get to tackle a series of small rolling hills along Gihon Road and Rayon Drive for nearly four mile. more »»

Marathon Station

April 5, 2012 Course Connections – MILE 7.5: Located at nearly exactly the midway point of the half marathon is ironically, a Marathon gas station. more »»

Waterstops

April 5, 2012 Course Connections – MILE 7.55: Hundreds of volunteers work at the 17 waterstops found along the half marathon route. more »»

Rayon School

April 5, 2012 Course Connections – MILE . more »»

Warehouse District

April 5, 2012 Course Connections – MILE 8: Long and flat, the section of the half marathon along old Camden Avenue passes a number of warehouses. more »»

Corridor D

April 5, 2012 Course Connections – MILES 9-10: The News and Sentinel Half Marathon runs parallel to, and eventual crosses under U.S. 50. more »»

Fifth Street Bridge

April 5, 2012 Course Connections – MILE 10: Crossing the Fifth Street Bridge puts in back in the more urban north side of Parkersbur. more »»

Avery Street

April 5, 2012 Course Connections - MILE 11: When racers turn on to Avery Street they will be able to hear the finish line, which is just a block away. The racers, though, still have more than two miles to go. more »»

Quincy Hill steps

April 5, 2012 Course Connections - MILE 11: The course passes by the longest set of steps found anywhere in the region, the Quincy Hill stairs are frequently used by area runners to trai. more »»

Sumner School

April 5, 2012 Course Connections - MILE 11.1: Half marathons pass Sumner School while racing on Avery Street. The school was the first free school for blacks south of the Mason-Dixon line and was used until 1954. more »»

13th Street Hill

April 5, 2012 Course Connections - MILE 11: When you turn right from Avery Street onto 13th Street the toughest climb of the race lays in your path. more »»

Highmark West Virginia

April 5, 2012 MILE 13: Highmark has a major presence in Parkersburg, providing support services for members throughout the region. They are also a major supporter of The News and Sentinel Races. more »»

St. Francis Xavier Parish Center

April 5, 2012 Course Connections - MILE 13.1: It was once one of the hundreds of S.S. Kresge stores that dotted the downtowns of America. In 1998 nearby St. more »»

Finish line

April 5, 2012 Course Connections - MILE 13.1: Located in the crosswalk at Market and Sixth streets, the finish line is the end point for both The News and Sentinel Half Marathon and the Two-Mile Race. more »»

 
 

 

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